Your hair grows healthier and faster if the skin it’s growing out of is kept clean and nourished. You need to wash away excess oil, dirt, and grime from the pores by cleansing twice daily—once in the morning, once at night. Twice a week, follow this with a gentle exfoliating scrub, to buff away any dead skin cells that clog pores and cause breakouts. Then, chase it all with a nourishing moisturizer or oil to hydrate and condition the skin (and the hair plus its follicle!). All of this should improve your complexion, but will also set the pace for healthier, prompter hair growth.
The time to recharge the battery takes too long. The product works on the nickel metal hydride battery which does not performs as well as the lithium ion battery, and thus you need to give long hours to your trimmer to charge full.
Your beard trimmer is only as good as the company it keeps, and by that we mean accessories. Owning an assortment of add-ons won’t just preserve the quality of your trimmer, but also prep your facial fur for a smoother trimming experience that won’t clog or damage the blades. So consider adding these to your collection.
That said, finding the right trimmer to execute this not-really-shaving look is a challenge. You want one that will last for years while still holding its charge, preferably with a lithium-ion battery. The blades should be sharp — for morning efficiency, mostly — and the tool should feel good in your hands without seeming cheap, or getting too easily clogged with hairs. My last trimmer recently went kaput, so I decided to check out all of the options on the market to find the best replacement. After researching more than 30 trimmers, and testing a dozen from major electronics brands and digital upstarts alike, these five stood out. And not just for simple things like having the most power, or the strongest blades, or ample battery life, but for otherwise being a cut above the rest. (Sorry.)
To straighten: After a hot shower, I towel dry my beard so that it is a little damp. Next I take a comb and run it through the whole beard to remove any tangles and dead hair. Next I take a round wire roll brush (wires are a half inch from the center), and roll the hair with the brush while blowing downwards with a hair dryer (make sure this is blowing hot air). Repeat the rolling and always blow down with hot hair. Next, I take beard balm (medium hold) rub a dime sized amount into my hands, and then work the balm down my sideburns and then down my beard.
Beard tonics are very similar to beard oils in that they are not only made of oil, but hold many oils in common to standard beard oils. The real differences are small and tend to focus towards specific goals like healing the skin below your beard or promoting beard growth.
Exercise. Doing intensity training, cardio, and some strength training a few times a week encourages testosterone growth in males, helping to get facial hair growing. Warm up for three minutes, then do on/off sets, with 30 seconds of all-out exercise, then 90 seconds of moderate exercise. Do sets of seven of these circuits.
Product price- The price is the leader, in the condition of perfect competition in the market; different brands are developing their customer list by providing products at discounted prices. Thus, considering this aspect is equally important, where to find out the best cheap beard trimmer, you will have to take the product price of different brands into consideration.
Great reviews however every beard trimmer I’ve come across has performed badly with the short curly beard. I tend to trim my beard back to 3-4mm and let it grow for a few days. My fur is quite coarse and curls back so I find a lot of blades just skim over the surface. Any recommendations?!
Thanks for your question! Generally, you want to apply the oil and balm with your hands, and then massage it into your beard and skin using your fingers. However, we highly recommend that you use a good Boar’s Hair Brush to brush the oil through your beard after you apply it. This will help thoroughly distribute the oils down the length of your hair follicles. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Located in a small town in Pennsylvania, the folks at Honest Amish make everything by hand and use only natural ingredients with no additives or chemicals. Their vegan formula – meaning the main components are made from oils and nut butters – is considered a facial butter, and they definitely keep unruly growth in check.
For many men, the best-looking beard is one in which the hair on the sides of your face is slightly shorter than the hair on your chin. That said, trim your cheeks down to your jawline, then go back to your cheeks for a final pass with a length setting that’s 2mm shorter. You’ll like how your beard looks.
After some experimenting, you’ll quickly find your favorite combos. My favorite scents are definitely peppermint and tea tree. As for carrier oils, I enjoy the coconut because the dry Colorado air dries out my skin. The jojoba is also a great base since it closely mimics the natural oil your body creates. Again, refer to the benefits above of the various carrier oils, and figure out what works best for you. Below are a few of my favorite recipes. The names are my own creation, but feel free to steal them.
Rocky Mountain Beard Balm is made for you guys who battle daily with a beard that doesn’t want to do what you want it to do. It lays its major claim on the fact that it will give you ultimate styling control without feeling as if your beard is weighted down with wax.
I started to grow a beard, and was in need of a beard oil. I searched around to find one that was good quality and at a good price. Let me tell you, I was very happy with this product. THIS IS MY OPINION BTW!!! When I first tried the product, it was the best thing ever. It makes it smooth and soft. It also has no fragrance so it doesn’t mess with my cologne. But it’s not even just the product. They personally keep in touch and make sure your product is working. I thought that was amazing. Not many companies do that. You can’t put a price on that!!!
That’s a great question. Truthfully, you can begin applying it even before any stubble grows in. The reason for this is that the oil will moisturize and nourish the forming hair follicle beneath the surface of the skin, so that your facial hair grows in healthy and strong.
In pre-Islamic Arabia, men would apparently keep mustaches but shave the hair on their chins. Muhammad encouraged his followers to do the opposite, long chin hair but trimmed mustaches, to signify their break with the old religion. This style of beard subsequently spread along with Islam during the Muslim expansion in the Middle Ages.
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According to Bosselman, “Quality oils like this can help to rebalance your skin’s own oil production. It’s a sort of fight-fire-with-fire situation — oils can make your skin less oily. If you’re concerned about an ingredient, Google it with the word ‘comedogenic.’ If it contains a pore-clogging ingredient, don’t buy it.”
Vinod, you shouldn’t be buying trimmers if you clean shave. Trimmers are meant to be used to maintain and trim a beard, not shave them off. While you can have a close shave with a trimmer, it wouldn’t be any good as compared to a close shave with a shaver. If you trust philips then there are plenty of good shavers and trimmers around from philips. I am assuming you live in India. 🙂
With minoxidil, any hair that grows when you take it will fall out when you quit taking it. It also comes with some side effects; like any other drug. With a beard implant, you’ll find the cost to be pretty expensive. I’ve heard it can be anywhere from $5k to $20k to get the treatment done. Of course, those come with a lot of pains of surgery. As always, our best suggestion is to embrace who you are and the genetics that you’ve been dealt. Your beard is truly unique to you and makes you who you are.
This will help nourish facial hair at the roots. Reverse and run your fingers through your beard in a downward motion from top to bottom, spreading the balm down the hair follicles. Don’t forget your moustache and the hair around your mouth. Brush the balm through your beard with a boars hair beard brush to distribute the balm evenly through your beard. Use the boars hair brush to straighten your beard, or scrunch facial hair in fists to accentuate curl. Use up to three times a day as needed. All natural beard balms containing shea butter and beeswax can be left in until you wash your beard. Beard balms containing petroleum jelly should be rinsed out nightly to avoid damage to facial hair.
Beard moisturizer is a little different than beard conditioner, and you’re definitely going to want to use it if you use a wash-out beard conditioner, because you need to put moisture and nutrients back into your beard.
Dry Process: The dry process involves drying up the meat that is extracted from the coconut known as copra, and then dissolving it with solvents to produce raw oil. The produced oil from this process however, isn’t suitable for consumption.
I’m looking for an unscented beard balm – you say number 4 is unscented but that’s wrong – look it up and you’ll see that it smells of sandalwood (the clue is also in the name of the product). Any ideas where I can find a decent natural unscented or minimal scent balm?
In 2016 we launched our highly acclaimed Utility Balm. When the industry was settling for beard balms, we decided to shake up the market and build a product that can be used on your beard, body & hair.
Round face? A more square beard can help define your jawline. “Everyone should aim to trim in tighter on the cheeks and leave hair a little longer where a goatee would be,” says Olvera. For inspiration, tips, debunked myths, and more, check out our modern man’s guide to beards.
Honest Amish’s use of fruit and nut butter is very purpose-driven and geared explicitly toward optimal beard quality all while protecting the skin beneath the beard. To note from use, the beard balm isn’t so thick that you can get your favorite beard brush through it and groom properly.
Odds are you know whether or not this is a possibility by now-so don’t fight nature if you suffer from boy face. But if you can (and would like to) acquire some facial fur, LA-based Baxter Finley barber Christian Olvera has some tips for doing it right. Hit the sweet spot (natural and groomed—not manicured) and a beard will look great with both a beanie and a double-breasted jacket this fall.
At 3 months and longer, you’ll only want to wash your beard about once at week or as needed. Again, a thorough rinsing daily is also recommended. Apply daily beard oil for moisturizing, and trim only with scissors. Never trim or shave off your beard if you are depressed or under the influence of alcohol.
Quality Construction: This model is clearly one that was designed with longevity in mind—you can tell by just looking at it. Paired with its two-year warranty, you can rest assured that this model will serve you for the long haul.
Multi-use beard trimmers have a wider range of length settings that enable you to trim your beard, head, and body. The Panasonic ER-GB40-S, for example, has 19 length settings and is effective for trimming your chest and other parts of your body (you’ll find it listed in our beard trimmer reviews).
Moisturizing ingredients are generally oils, because they’re natural and typically very safe. While oils may sound like they might make your hair too greasy, not all oils are the same. There are a lot of “lightweight” oils that don’t clog pores or make your skin or hair greasy, and these are usually the ones that come in beard balm. Oils like avocado and coconut are common because they exhibit these properties and have extra benefits as well, such as being antioxidant, which protects your cells from free radicals, which can not only make you look old over time but make your skin and hair look less healthy in the short term.
So, if you’re looking to keep your beard trimmed for a certain look, your trimmer is the tool you need. If you’re looking for a clean and smooth look, reach for your shaver. You won’t get that look with your trimmer.
Howdy! Have you checked out Bad Billy Beard Company? It’s a cool mom and pop located in San Antonio, TX. Their website is BadBillyBeard.com and they have some interesting products for guys with goatees and short beards.
The two detachable trimming combs, as mentioned, provide the flexibility you need. The precision comb (1-10 mm) allows you to put the finishing touches on your trim, while the long-beard comb (10-20 mm) gives you more range to maintain a longer beard if that’s your objective. This range makes the Braun BT5070 the best trimmer for long beards.
That said, if an ingrown hair is super-infected or has warning signs like red streaks coming out of it, see a doctor and get on some antibiotics because facial infections are no joke. And if you don’t take that seriously, consider a bad infection could have dire consequences for your beard, so it’s important to get severe ingrown hairs professionally treated.
A wet beard is typically longer and if you try to trim it wet, you may end up cutting more off than you would like. Before trimming make sure the beard is dry so you’ll be accurate in terms of how much facial hair you need to cut off.
What will help your beard grow better is a boost in testosterone. To boost testosterone, eat more red meats, avoid soy based products, and lift weights. Other good foods are: spinach, nuts, avocados, olives, broccoli, and olive oil. Brett wrote an excellent article over on Art of Manliness about naturally boosting your testosterone.
Generally the “cheek line”, the upper limit of the beard on the cheeks, is best left natural. Some men butcher otherwise excellent beards by shaving the cheeks into strange shapes. Unless your beard appears to be starting just below your eyes, you probably are better off not shaving or sculpting the beard on your cheeks.
Even for those of us with signs of dense facial hair, we still might not let our beards grow out in fear of uneven growth. It doesn’t matter who you are, there isn’t a single beard out there that naturally grows out in perfect uniformity from side to side, top to bottom, or chin to cheek. To think otherwise is silly and will put you on the fast track to disappointment. This gents is why we have beards trimmers and electric clippers, to help even out unruly corners of our facial hair and achieve the desired looks that we want for our beards. The only way you’ll know how your beard grows is if you let it do its thing and then adapt. Your beard is unique for a reason, it’s time to make peace with it.
Applying beard wash and softener is an important part of your beard-grooming regimen, and your beard will thank you for it. Beard wash takes a kinder, gentler approach to cleaning your facial hair than the regular shampoo you use on your scalp. It has milder ingredients that make for a gentler lather than you might expect.
All you have to do is scrape a bit coconut oil, melt it on your hands and start applying it on your face by massaging it with circular moves. Continue massaging your face for a few seconds and make sure that there’s enough on your face and it’s not entirely absorbed by your skin.
Cordless trimmers have more flexibility than corded trimmers because you can use them practically anywhere. Most cordless trimmers provide up to an hour of cutting time on a single charge, with the length of the charge needed to get to full power varying from trimmer to trimmer.
The thing that makes these beard oils “premium” is the rare or unique essential oil that gives the beard oil its scent and therapeutic characteristics. For example, the tobacco beard oil doesn’t have tobacco in it, but instead has a natural essential oil that mimics the scent of rich pipe tobacco. These rarer essential oils are more expensive to use–thus the price.
Super informative article. One of many i’m guessing. Haven’t had time to peruse any of the other articles on this site but no doubt that will be of the same high calibre. Any one who writes a great review about Honest Amish Beard Balm is a friend of mine – and of who i rankly highly in the beard grooming world. I was introduced to Honest Amish after coming across a similar review article over at Hot Shave Hustlers. It’s a product that just keeps on giving and giving year in – year out. No doubt in my top 3 beard balms along with the infamous Wild Willies Beard Butter and Professor Edward Fuzzworthy’s beard care balm gloss,(…what a mouthful!). Also highly impressed by other products coming out of the Honest Amish stable, namely the Premium Beard oil and the Beard and Body Soap (slick). Hands down a great article right here. Look forward to perusing the site and reading much more.. JM
Comb your beard: You should comb your beard all over, even in places you usually neglect, and ensure it’s 100% tangle-free. Also, comb the hair into a single direction to ensure you get a nice, even trim.
Hi, Matt. There are definitely times that using both is helpful. The difference between the oil and balm is that the balm has sealants and waxes. If your beard is very dry using the oil, then finishing with the balm is a great way to make sure that you’re sealing in that moisture. If your beard is hard to manage, using the oil then the balm will give you added moisture and the benefit of some shaping and holding power from the wax in the balm. If you are in extreme weather conditions using the oil then the balm will help you seal in moisture and seal out the inclement weather, which can dry out and damage your beard and skin.
Be sure to follow a regular brushing or combing regimen for your beard to encourage your beard to grow in a uniform direction to prevent future ingrown hairs. Try something like this Beard Brush and Beard Comb Kit for Men by Repsol Care. It’s made with natural materials like boar bristles and real wood, and with the combo kit, you’ll be sure to have the right tool at all times.
And while your beard will look more robust, it will also feel soft and well-conditioned. Even better, Smooth Viking’s Beard Balm encourages hair growth as you strive for the kind of thicker beard that others will admire.
I like the bottle design on this one, which comes with a nice pump action, making it easier to apply to the beard. After I finished this bottle of oil (which was great, by the way) I poured the other oils I experimented with into it, so I could reuse this unique bottle design. MOST POPULAR.
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